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  1. Content type: Research article

    The physiological effects of white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats and ultimate causes of mortality from infection with Pseudogymnoascus (formerly Geomyces) destructans are not fully understood. Increased...

    Authors: Michelle L Verant, Carol U Meteyer, John R Speakman, Paul M Cryan, Jeffrey M Lorch and David S Blehert

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:10

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    The Xenopus oocyte is a useful cell model to study Ca2+ homeostasis and cell cycle regulation, two highly interrelated processes. Here, we used antisense oligonucleotides to investigate the role in the oocyte of ...

    Authors: Barbara Serrano-Flores, Edith Garay, Francisco G Vázquez-Cuevas and Rogelio O Arellano

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:9

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  3. Content type: Research article

    MAPK-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2) plays a pivotal role in the cell response to (inflammatory) stress. Among others, MK2 is known to be involved in the regulation of cytokine mRNA metabolism and regulation ...

    Authors: Benjamin Vandendriessche, An Goethals, Alba Simats, Evelien Van Hamme, Peter Brouckaert and Anje Cauwels

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:5

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Maternal diet during pregnancy can modulate skeletal muscle development of the offspring. Previous studies in pigs have indicated that a fat supplemented diet during pregnancy can improve piglet outcome, howev...

    Authors: Hernan P Fainberg, Kayleigh L Almond, Dongfang Li, Cyril Rauch, Paul Bikker, Michael E Symonds and Alison Mostyn

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:6

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system is frequent in subjects with cardiovascular disease. The contribution of different forms of renovascular hypertension and the mechanisms contributing to autonomic ...

    Authors: Rainer U Pliquett, Sebastian Benkhoff, Oliver Jung and Ralf P Brandes

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:4

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    Genes that decline in expression with age and are thought to coordinate growth cessation have been identified in various organs, but their expression in skeletal muscle is unknown. Therefore, our objective was...

    Authors: Jennifer C Jones, Kellie A Kroscher and Anna C Dilger

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:3

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Atlantic salmon aquaculture operations in the Northern hemisphere experience large seasonal fluctuations in seawater temperature. With summer temperatures often peaking around 18-20°C there is growing concern ...

    Authors: Sven Martin Jørgensen, Vicente Castro, Aleksei Krasnov, Jacob Torgersen, Gerrit Timmerhaus, Ernst Morten Hevrøy, Tom Johnny Hansen, Sissel Susort, Olav Breck and Harald Takle

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    KCNQx genes encode slowly activating-inactivating K+ channels, are linked to physiological signal transduction pathways, and mutations in them underlie diseases such as long QT syndrome (KCNQ 1), epilepsy in adul...

    Authors: Calvin Wu, Kanishk Sharma, Kyle Laster, Mohamed Hersi, Christina Torres, Thomas J Lukas and Ernest J Moore

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 14:1

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  9. Content type: Retraction Note

    Authors: Gabriella Marfe, Marco Tafani, Bruna Pucci, Carla Di Stefano, Manuela Indelicato, Angela Andreoli, Matteo Antonio Russo, Paola Sinibaldi-Salimei and Vincenzo Manzi

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2014 13:13

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    The original article was published in BMC Physiology 2010 10:7

  10. Content type: Research article

    Postprandial lipidemia is important in the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). Consumption of a meal high in monounsaturated fat was correlated with acute impairment of endothelial function. However,...

    Authors: Ping Yi, Jia Pang, Jonathan Steven Alexander and Chantal Rivera

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:12

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The alkaline version of the single-cell gel (comet) assay is a useful method for quantifying DNA damage. Although some studies on chronic and acute effects of exercise on DNA damage measured by the comet assay...

    Authors: Bruno Cesar Pereira, José Rodrigo Pauli, LusâniaMaria Greggi Antunes, Ellen Cristini de Freitas, Mara Ribeiro de Almeida, Vinícius de Paula Venâncio, Eduardo Rochete Ropelle, Claudio Teodoro de Souza, Dennys Esper Cintra, Marcelo Papoti and AdelinoSanchez Ramos da Silva

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:11

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Estrogen-related receptors (ERRs) are orphan nuclear hormone receptors expressed in metabolically active tissues and modulate numerous homeostatic processes. ERRs do not bind the ligand estrogen, but they are ...

    Authors: Mardi S Byerly, Roy D Swanson, G William Wong and Seth Blackshaw

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:10

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  13. Content type: Research article

    MiRNAs are essential mediators of many biological processes. The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamics of miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks during exercise and the subsequent recovery period.

    Authors: Alexander G Tonevitsky, Diana V Maltseva, Asghar Abbasi, Timur R Samatov, Dmitry A Sakharov, Maxim U Shkurnikov, Alexey E Lebedev, Vladimir V Galatenko, Anatoly I Grigoriev and Hinnak Northoff

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:9

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  14. Content type: Research article

    ATP-sensitive K+ channels (KATP channels), NO, prostaglandins, 20-HETE and L-type Ca2+ channels have all been suggested to be involved in oxygen sensing in skeletal muscle arterioles, but the role of the individu...

    Authors: AnhThuc Ngo, Mads Riemann, Niels-Henrik Holstein-Rathlou, Christian Torp-Pedersen and LarsJørn Jensen

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:8

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is produced in various tissues to stimulate protein synthesis under different conditions. It is however, difficult to distinguish effects by locally produced IGF-1 compared...

    Authors: Britt-Marie Iresjö, Johan Svensson, Claes Ohlsson and Kent Lundholm

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:7

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The vestibular system controls the ion composition of its luminal fluid through several epithelial cell transport mechanisms under hormonal regulation. The semicircular canal duct (SCCD) epithelium has been sh...

    Authors: Satyanarayana R Pondugula, Suresh B Kampalli, Tao Wu, Robert C De Lisle, Nithya N Raveendran, Donald G Harbidge and Daniel C Marcus

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:6

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Quinine is a natural molecule commonly used as a flavouring agent in tonic water. Diet supplementation with quinine leads to decreased body weight and food intake in rats. Quinine is an in vitro inhibitor of Trpm...

    Authors: Philippe Cettour-Rose, Carole Bezençon, Christian Darimont, Johannes le Coutre and Sami Damak

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:5

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  18. Content type: Research article

    SLC10A2-mediated reabsorption of bile acids at the distal end of the ileum is the first step in enterohepatic circulation. Because bile acids act not only as detergents but also as signaling molecules in lipid...

    Authors: Tohru Saeki, Kosuke Sato, Shiho Ito, Keisuke Ikeda and Ryuhei Kanamoto

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are formed under natural physiological conditions and are thought to play an important role in many human diseases. A wide range of antioxidants are involved in cellular defense m...

    Authors: Aline C Caetano, Lucimara F da Veiga, Flávia R Capaldi, Severino M de Alencar, Ricardo A Azevedo and Rosangela MN Bezerra

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:3

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The acute response to genotoxic carcinogens in rats is an important model for researching cancer initiation events. In this report we define the normal rat colonic epithelium by describing transcriptional even...

    Authors: Caroline A Kerr, Barney M Hines, Janet M Shaw, Robert Dunne, Lauren M Bragg, Julie Clarke, Trevor Lockett and Richard Head

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:2

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Like humans, fish can be classified according to their athletic performance. Sustained exercise training of fish can improve growth and physical capacity, and recent results have documented improved disease re...

    Authors: Vicente Castro, Barbara Grisdale-Helland, Sven M Jørgensen, Jan Helgerud, Guy Claireaux, Anthony P Farrell, Aleksei Krasnov, Ståle J Helland and Harald Takle

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2013 13:1

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This work tests the hypothesis that bladder instillation with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) modulates sensory and motor nerve plasticity, and, consequently, bladder function and visceral sensitivity.

    Authors: Anna P Malykhina, Qi Lei, Chris S Erickson, Miles L Epstein, Marcia R Saban, Carole A Davis and Ricardo Saban

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2012 12:15

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) hydrolyzes triglycerides in plasma lipoproteins and enables uptake of lipolysis products for energy production or storage in tissues. Our aim was to study the localization of LPL and i...

    Authors: Rakel Nyrén, Chuchun L Chang, Per Lindström, Anastasia Barmina, Evelina Vorrsjö, Yusuf Ali, Lisa Juntti-Berggren, André Bensadoun, Stephen G Young, Thomas Olivecrona and Gunilla Olivecrona

    Citation: BMC Physiology 2012 12:14

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